UPCOMING EVENT: In The Actor’s Studio w/ Orlando Jones

Actor Orlando Jones will be on stage sharing, chatting, making you laugh and answering questions as our very own Sheila Brothers serves as commentator for this unique and intimate event.

There will also be a Q & A so the audience can get a chance to speak with him up close and personal. This is every actress’s and actor’s dream, to get the inside track on the industry and fine tune their craft.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Orlando’s “Foolish Desperado Fund”.
Red Barn Theater
1122 South 3rd St Wilmington, NC 28403
Showtime: 7pm
General Seating
Tickets: $65
Tickets Available @: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8317004/the-actors-studio-with-orlando-jones-and-commentator-sheila-brothers-wilmington-red-barn-studio-theatre

Seating is EXTREMELY limited so get your tickets now!


Wilmywood’s Orlando Jones joins Jessica Biel, Jason Sudeikis in NOLA shot flick.

Our Wilmywood main man Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) has been cast as Cornelius Thibadeaux, aka “Dumbass,” in The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. He joins Jessica BielJason SudeikisMaisie Williams and Mary Steenburgen. Variety describes his character as “affable and loyal, as he takes on the job of helping the introverted architect Henry (Sudeikis) build a raft for a homeless teen named Millie (Williams) to use to sail to a far away island, after Henry’s wife (Biel) is tragically killed in a car accident.”

The production is already under way in New Orleans. Looks like Orlando and Jason will a good conversation starter. They have Wilmywood in common!

SOURCE: [Variety]

SLEEPY HOLLOW: What are the cast members doing in between seasons?


Here is a fun little tidbit.  A feature film that will be shooting the spring in South Carolina titled Things You Missed While You Were Gone will be starring Sleepy Hollow‘s Lyndie Greenwood,  Shane West (A Walk to Remember) Jena Malone and others.  It’s the story of a young woman named June. Her lover has just passed away and in her grief she takes his 8mm camera and decides to travel across the country to California to make a movie for him. This is coming from Radar Pictures and will be directed by Nina Ljeti.



DEADLINE REPORTS Orlando Jones and his Drive-By Entertainment partner Noam Dromi have optioned the rights to cult deprogrammer Ted Patrick’s story. Jones and Dromi will write the screenplay as a starring vehicle for Jones. They will produce the feature with docu filmmaker Tracy Funches. Prominent in the 1970s, Patrick was known as the “father of deprogramming” and seen as savior to many parents who had seemingly lost their children to cults.  Since he has no plans to uproot his family, I suppose he will be writing that screenplay from his downtown home here in Wilmywood.  READ MORE NOW



John Noble plays the lead in this upcoming feature Holt in which in 1967, the Cold War. In the days before his mysterious disappearance, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt struggles to quell RED hysteria by wrestling power from an overzealous spy-master within his own government. This project is curretnly in pre-production. This thriller is due out in October.



INDIEWIRE reports that around the same time she was “digging into the role of Katrina Crane, powerful witch and wife to Ichabod (Tom Mison), she got the opportunity to play a supporting role in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, which premieres at the Berlin Film Festival this weekend.  Winter wasn’t sure if she had made the final cut of “Knight of Cups,” but she still was able to tell Indiewire about what it was like to improvise with Christian Bale, the fun of working with Malick, what’s been frustrating about playing a damsel in distress on Sleepy Hollow (as opposed to a character in her own right) and whether she knows for sure if she’ll be back for a potential Season 3.” So, off to Berlin perhaps?   READ MORE NOW

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/12/2014 Cucalorus, Orlando Jones’ “Tainted Love” Premiere and Film Festival and more.

The 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival  kicks off tonight with Dancalorus it runs through Sunday. Visit cucalorus.org for a complete schedule.

Cucalorus honors Dino De Laurentiis‘s legacy as this year’s retrospective artist. According to the Cucalorus web site, the program will feature his most famous films — like Flash Gordon and Hannibal — along with one of his earliest Wilmington productions — Crimes of the Heart. Immediately following the screening of Crimes of the Heart special guests, including Dino’s wife and long-time producing partner Martha De Laurentiis, will take the stage at Thalian Hall for an extended discussion to examine Dino’s legacy and the early days of the studios in Wilmington.


Other Wilmywood local flicks of note include:

Jon Landau’s Pushing Buttons (Starring Tammy Arnold, Sam Robison, Devin McGee, Lee Armstrong, Meredith Jackson and Jeffery Holler) — a dark comedy about five co-workers on their way to a company function who face adversity and discover some unexpected truths along the way. Saturday, November 15th, 10pm City Stage Screen (Swedish Flowers Shorts Block)

Times Like Dying (Starring Anthony Reynolds, Mike Holmes, Cullen Moss) Exhausted and on the run from a desperate bank robbery, a mangy gang finds shelter at a small farmhouse of a frail and sickly US Marshal. Soon the truth of their exploits come to light as Miss Ledbetter, the Marshal’s nursemaid, overhears their fireside conversation. She is taken hostage by the menacing Lonzell Dixon, who surprises her at gunpoint. Tensions escalate when Lonzell’s greed, lust, and struggle for power overtake him and the household. Thursday, November 13, 7:15 PM, Thalian Main


Meanwhile Orlando Jones’ “Tainted Love” Premiere and Film Festival runs today and tomorrow. In attendance will be of course Orlando Jones, Katia Winters, John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood.

Secrets and Lies has officially wrapped yesterday.
The Choice is back on private property today.
Sleepy Hollow is shooting on the sound stages today.
Blue Mountain State begins production next week.

RATINGS: Monday night’s episode of Sleepy Hollow pulled a 1.5 in the ratings with 4.65M viewers in the A18-49 demo.

Our Under the Dome/The Longest Ride lady Britt Robertson landed a lead role in the Eddie Murphy movie, Cook, which is about a cook who is hired by a dying man to make meals for his girlfriend and his daughter after he passes. Eddie Murphy will play Henry Church, an artistic man who agrees to care for the dying Marie Brody and her daughter Charlotte for six months, only to end up ingrained in their lives for the next 15 years.


That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

TICKETS ON SALE OCT 1: “Tainted Love” starring Orlando Jones ft. Eric Roberts.

A press release just came out regarding Orlando Jones’ “Tainted Love.” Of course you know Orlando Jones from Sleepy Hollow as Frank Irving.  It is a graphic novel of the film kind starring Orlando and features Eric Roberts who was here in Wilmywood last year for The Perfect Summer.

This is an evening of film, with music by Wicked Warlock and Gang Stir Rock, dance and a Q & A from Orlando Jones at the end of the film! Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Though it is not part of the Cucalorus, it is playing the week of the film festival.  See below!

The Scottish Rite Temple Theater
1415 South 17th Street
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tickets go on sale, October 1st. (more details for ticket purchase to come)
Check out their Facebook invite for all details.


A Graphic Novel Style Action Comedy created by Orlando Jones and Avi Youabian
Executive Produced by Ron Bloom
Produced by Ted Andre & Noam Dromi

-Plot Outline-

Black Barry (Orlando Jones) is a binary man: one part criminal, one part new father. He is a grossly underpaid bag man for Fred Lucas (Eric Roberts), the baddest gangster in town. The love of his life, Jezebel Jackson (Deanna Russo), is his perfect match: one part thief, one part new mom. Jezebel has a two step plan to establish their new family. Step one: rob Fred Lucas. Step two: marry Barry. Her plan goes horribly wrong and puts Barry at odds with Detective Jamshid (Maz Jobrani) and Lucas’s goons. Barry will stop at nothing to ensure his family’s safety

Genre   Action Comedy
Starring Orlando Jones, Deanna Russo, Maz Jobrani, Jim Jefferies and Eric Roberts
Directed By         Avi Youabian
Written By          Orlando Jones
Produced By      Ron Bloom, Ted Andre, Noam Dromi

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 08/20/2014 – Orlando Jones does Ice Bucket Challenge with a twist, Locations, Win a trip to LA

Our Domie, Stephen King is taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.

The Sleepy Hollow gang is also ready to freeze for the great cause.  Neil Jackson, Lyndie Greenwood and John Noble got in on the action.

Orlando Jones has accepted the challenge as well, but with a twist. In the wake of the disruption, sadness and violence breaking out in Ferguson, MO over the death of the unarmed teen, Michael Brown, Orlando blends the two in his own way. Good job Mr. Jones.

Sleepy Hollow is back downtown creeping through the Nutt St. alleyway.

Secrets & Lies is shooting on Chestnut St.


How did Under the Dome do in the ratings Monday night? It stayed flat with a 1.5 (A18-49) and they gathered 7.3M viewers. Last week, UTD has 6.9M viewers, so up in that regard.  Is it enough for 3rd season pickup? Yes. They were #1 in viewers for the night and they have gained viewers for four straight weeks.


REMINDER: The Remaining, has been adapted into a graphic novel by Kingstone Comics, a Leesburg Christian comic book publisher.  It will be available in retail stores this Friday.

ICYMI: How  would you like to head to the West Coast in September, hang with the stars of The Remaining and snag an autographed copy of the script?  Well, you can do just that!  You could win a 3 days and 2 night trip which includes: hotel, rental car, meals, and all the fun! ENTER NOWtscc3

FILM INCENTIVES UPDATE:  This is gonna sound strange, well, hell these past 4 months have been beyond strange, but as long as HB1224 fails, film as we know it, is not dead.  Even if they adjourn sine die, our legislators can get called backed in and the dialogue continues and the film conversation can begin once again.  I know what you’re thinking, we are losing productions everyday this crap goes on.  True.  It drives me crazy, too.  But looking into the future, this is the best we got at the moment. Yesterday, the House didn’t pass 1224, but it could come back to the table today.

The General Assembly Schedule at the present moment is:

  • Rules Committee: 10am
  • House: 11am
  • Senate: 4pm

I know it’s a long exhausting fight, trust me! LOL.  But it is not over.

FilmPhotoREMINDER: Anyone who benefits from the NC Film Industry, please gather with us @ Battleship Park on Sat. August 23rd 2014@ 4:00pm.

They will be documenting the residents and families of Southeastern North Carolina with a massive group photograph of all those who will be affected by the loss of the Film Incentives.  Brownie Harris will be the fab photog. RSVP NOW


That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/14/2014 Wilmywood Crew Call, Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Tammy and more.

This week seems to be the week, but then again that’s what they said last week, and the week before.  However, the General Assembly is already a full two weeks over their intended short session (ironic, isn’t it?).  ICYMI, on Friday I posted a blog about getting some national media attention on our film incentives battle, so please give it a read, and send your emails!  READ NOW

Meanwhile, thanks to those who wrote Letters to the Editor to the Star News.  READ NOW


Orlando Jones had people cracking up over the weekend with his Comedy Night over at Theatre Now with an after party at KGB.  Of course there was Sleepyhead Nikki Baharie in attendance.  Here’s a few pics I totally stole from Jessica Armstrong and David Pascua!

Sleepy Hollow is shooting on the soundstages all day today!

CREW CALL:  Yellow Footprints (working title) is now accepting crew resumes. Send your resumes to Crew@snakebite.com with your position in the subject line.  The indie feature is about a Female Marine, who struggles at home and on the front lines in a traditionally all male Marine Infantry Unit. Offices will open within the next two weeks.  Production is slated to begin in September.  This project will shoot in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.

tammy-posterAfter it’s third week at the box office, Tammy is doing pretty well earning $12.9M over the weekend.  Add that to its total gross, the Wilmywood shot comedy is currently at $57,354,000.  Not bad for a $20M movie.


Sheila Mobile Dome

Another great night to head on down to Hell’s Kitchen for the Under the Dome viewing party.  Party kicks off around 9pm with of course the show at 10pm.  Here’s a little preview of what’s in store for us tonight!

Under the Dome is in Burgaw today. This is the last week for locations as our DOmies wrap at the end of the week!  So sad!  Argh!

Our favorite Domie shared some local love over the weekend!

And this is Dean after the Britt’s Donuts!

Now onto The Longest Ride.  They are shooting downtown on Orange St. today. And speaking of which, I got the chance to hang on set last week and thanks to David Pascua, we got some great shots on set. (I will post a separate blog w/ all the awesome pics)

TheLongestRide071014_0152ICYMI: I caught up with producer, Marty Bowen.  Besides already having a connection to our crew with Safe Haven, Marty has worked with film crews all over the country with projects such as the Twilight Saga, Dear John and the latest The Fault in our Stars.  Now he is here for The Longest Ride.   He explains why our NC Film crew is world class and what it actually means. LISTEN NOW


Remember last week when we gave major kudos to Wilmywood crew member Larry Long.  Well, shame on me but I forgot to include Butterthe complete team.  I mean, I had the picture up, but didn’t give the complete nod to Team Butter!  Also getting that Emmy nomination is Matt Fann who is currently working on Under the Dome and Jack Hill.  Jack is currently working on Ashby in Charlotte.   So, go ahead and reem me for it, I deserve it!  Bad, Sheila! Bad!  Congrats Team Butter!  You rock!


LOOKING FOR THESE STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens).  Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.


That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!